Work with brainstrust

A unique charity with an inspirational story and an exciting future.

We’re here to help people live life with a brain tumour. We do this by helping people become less alone, less afraid and more in control.

It’s no small task creating a ‘brain tumour support’ sector from scratch, but we’re well on our way.

Step inside brainstrust and you’ll find talented people working together to improve the lives of everyone living with a brain tumour.

Fundraising Officer

Employment type

Part-time (equivalent of three days per week across five)


£20-22,000 (full time equivalent, pro-rata for the offered three days per week)


Fundraising, administration, event admin, transferrable demonstrable skills

Job function

Fundraising administration with Marketing (Social Media)


Leeds, West Yorkshire (currently home working)

Objectives and key responsibilities

Our team is growing, and we are looking for a Fundraising Officer to support our incredible community with their fundraising. Reporting to our Fundraising Manager, you will be excited at the prospect of raising an incredible, but realistic, amount of money to support brain tumour patients and their families at brainstrust. You’ll be working with our supporters and donors who are eager to help and you will share our ‘people-first’ vision and values.

Your role will be essential to our fundraising strategy, particularly as we strengthen community led income streams post-pandemic. You will work closely with the Fundraising Manager, taking responsibility for donor admin, stewardship and event registrations. You will be organised and efficient, friendly and approachable, thanking our donors for their generosity in a timely and appropriate manner. You’ll also be responsible for responding to initial fundraising enquiries promptly, both directly and via social media, building valuable relationships with our community, many of whom will have been directly affected by a brain tumour diagnosis themselves or through a loved one.

You will assist with the administration of our annual campaigns and events such as Wear Grey and Follow the Seagulls. Areas of interest should also include campaign marketing, which would be undertaken in partnership with our Comms Manager, to include social media planning and regular internal and external communications. 

About you – experience and capabilities

Day to day you will ensure that local fundraising campaigns, events and activities are supported and run effectively through effective data management.

You will be data and admin savvy, with sound knowledge of MS Office programmes and pick-up new systems quickly. Familiarity with CRM databases is preferrable, but training will be provided.

You are social media aware and competent.

Knowledge of GDPR regulations is essential as you will be dealing with personal data daily.

A working knowledge of fundraising, events or marketing arena is desirable, but not essential.

You will have glowing references, and a desire to succeed whilst supporting our fundraising strategy.

Stellar written and spoken communication skills are innate. You are on good terms with your computer, and you are excited about building relationships with volunteers, supporters, carers and patients.

Apply now

This role offers a great opportunity to work in an autonomous but supportive environment, with lots of potential for learning and development. If you are an ambitious and driven fundraiser or insight driven and outcomes-led marketing professional looking for a new challenge, then we’d love to hear from you.

As an inclusive organisation committed to equal opportunities, we welcome and encourage candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We recognise the need for greater diversity in the charity sector, and we are committed to supporting individual development within this role to help the successful candidate reach their potential.

To apply, please email your CV and supporting statement to Sophie Bryan, Fundraising Manager at by midnight on 24th March. Interviews to be held virtually on or around 31st March 2021.

You can read about what 24 hours of support at brainstrust looks like here.

And you can meet our team here.